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‘Our Park’ sandbox getting makeover

The slippery edge of the sandbox at the 6th Avenue NW Pocket Park (commonly known as “Our Park”) is being renovated. The entire sandbox, climbing boulders and pathway behind it are currently closed off by a chain link fence.

Since the park opened in the spring of 2005, there have been concerns about the slick, sloping edge. The edge was designed to keep sand from migrating out of the sandbox, but it quickly became apparent that it was not safe. (Disclosure: I was on the neighborhood design team which hired and worked with the park’s designers.)

GGLO Landscape Architect Marieke Lacasse, one of the original designers, redesigned the sandbox edge with a flat edge and bench all the way around. Work started the middle of last week and will take about 10 days.